Block Play

Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.

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Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - Set of 12
Item: 33142
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Item: 13904P
Status: In Stock
$329.95 - $867.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned in multiples or divisions of a basic 5.5" L x 2.75" W x 1.37" H unit so the blocks are easy to stack.
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
CONSTRUCT-A-SPACE
Item: 32886
Status: In Stock
$269.95
2 years & up. A versatile and fun set for building whatever a child can imagine! Use the flex connectors as hinges to further the design possibilities and bring your imagination creations to life. Set includes 76 durable plastic pieces: 18 beams, 18 large connectors, 24 small connectors, and 16 flexi connectors. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Block Science Big Trucks
Block Science Big Trucks
Item: 89799P
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Soft Shape Blocks - Set of 12 - 2" x 2"
Item: 63727
Status: In Stock
$32.95
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
Stackers N' Nesters®
Stackers N' Nesters®
Item: 146108
Status: In Stock
$29.95
6 months & up. Discover new ways to sort and stack with Stackers N' Nesters! This set features six cubes in different colors, sizes, and textures that are stackable and nestable to stimulate visual and tactile sensory. As children grip and place the nesters, they are developing their hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and creative thinking. Pieces measure approximately 2.5" to 4.5". Included: 6 colorful, differently-shaped Stackers N' Nesters made of BPA and phthalate free plastic.
LIGHT STAX® Illuminated Blocks
LIGHT STAX® Illuminated Blocks
Item: 145120P
Status: In Stock
$32.95 - $99.95
3 years & up. Building blocks that glow! These beautifully colored building blocks are different than the traditional building blocks because they are built from a powered base and every block lights up as you stack them. There are endless possibilities to fulfill imagination and creativity since there is not a wrong way to stack the blocks. Use Light Stax as a custom night light with 3 light modes: solid, flashing, and fading. All three modes have a 15 minute auto shut-off. Expand your imagination… More »
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Dream Builder Set - 19 Pieces
Item: 32161
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 0.375" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
Deluxe Log Building Set
Deluxe Log Building Set
Item: 81967
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow & natural; green roof planks & red gables.250 pieces in heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard and tree house all at the same time!
Action-Stackers™ Premium Building Set - 124 Pieces
Action-Stackers™ Premium Building Set - 124 Pieces
Item: 63631
Status: In Stock
$40.95
3 years & up. Build up, out, and any direction you can think of with this awesome peg-based building set! Set up your peg base by inserting pegs into the holes of the foam peg board until you have a basic design you like. Stack the pegs on top of each other and use the connectors to build in whatever direction you'd like to go. For a touch of excitement, add different sized wheels throughout and watch them spin and rotate or use the wheels to build vehicles that roll. Engineering® has never… More »
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.5" H x 4.5" W x 12.5" L.
Mix or Match: Police Vehicles® Set
Mix or Match: Police Vehicles® Set
Item: 32443
Status: In Stock
$30.99
3 years & up. Mix or match police vehicle parts to create ultimate police machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own police cars, helicopters, or SWAT vehicles. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels" and more! Included: 3 Pre-designed Police vehicles that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Item: 30298P
Status: In Stock
$159.95 - $607.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set.
Big City Building Blocks - 36 Pieces
Big City Building Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 30758
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Turn big building ideas into a big city! These Big City Building Blocks feature an array of blocks to construct tall or short buildings along with trees, bushes, and people to bring the city to life. Each building project supports the development of creativity, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Blocks are made from natural finished hardwood. Includes: 24 building blocks, 6 people blocks, 2 shrub blocks, and 4 tree blocks.
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Item: 63572
Status: In Stock
$35.95
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Around the World Dolls - Set of 8
Item: 63440
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures distinctly represented in this set of dolls. These dolls are great for storytelling and will help children introduce diversity to pretend play by exploring a different culture.
LEGO® DUPLO® Build Me "Emotions" - 45018
LEGO® DUPLO® Build Me "Emotions" - 45018
Item: 89850
Status: In Stock
$92.95
3 - 5 years. Build Me "Emotions" invites preschoolers to explore emotions and physical characteristics in a fun and engaging way. As children collaborate on a range of character building experiences, they recognize feelings and identify similarities and differences. Building cards provide support and inspiration so children can continue to build and rebuild characters again and again! 188 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
Item: 89854
Status: In Stock
$229.95
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
Family Sets
Family Sets
Item: 63502P
Status: In Stock
$32.95 - $124.95
18 months & up. These chunky figures were designed for small hands and allow for easy gripping during play. This charming family set will have young children engaged in meaningful dramatic play either independently or with friends. Each family includes an adult male and female and a male and female child. Father measures 5.75"H and child 4"H.
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 5" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 63186
Status: In Stock
$50.95
18 months & up. This set of familiar workers represents several current occupations that children might observe throughout their community. These brightly colored and easy to grip figures are perfect for an interactive lesson about making career choices. For discussion after the lesson, have children talk about someone they know in one of these roles. With diversity and non-traditional roles being represented throughout this set, children will know they can achieve any career they set out for.… More »
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Community Workers 3" Tall - Set of 8
Item: 30824
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. From a friendly firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor… More »
LEGO® Tech Machines Screwdriver Replacement Pack - 2000713
LEGO® Tech Machines Screwdriver Replacement Pack - 2000713
Item: 89855
Status: In Stock
$12.95
$10.00
3 years & up. Pack includes a replacement screwdriver for the LEGO® Tech Machines set (item #89854). 1 piece.
LEGO® DUPLO® Animal Bingo - 45009
LEGO® DUPLO® Animal Bingo - 45009
Item: 89858
Status: In Stock
$44.95
$39.95
2 - 5 years. Everyone is a winner with Animal Bingo! Children will explore collaborative play, follow game rules, and take turns as they build the colorful animal models depicted on the game cards. They will engage in shape and color recognition, match and count animals, and learn to follow instructions in a fun and engaging way. 49 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® StoryTales - 45005
LEGO® DUPLO® StoryTales - 45005
Item: 89859
Status: In Stock
$155.95
3 - 6 years. Promote creativity, imaginative storytelling and language development with this unique and engaging storytelling set. Children will naturally collaborate and develop speaking and listening skills as they build their stories and role-play. Anyone can tell a story with StoryTales! Storage box included. 109 pieces.